User talk:Hammersoft

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Infobox Ethnic image[edit]

Hi Hammersoft,

The image in the infobox of the ethnic Igbo people, should it be removed as well? Stanleytux (talk) 18:54, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Suspect photo[edit]

Happy New Year, Hammer. Can you take a look at this game photo of former Pittsburgh Steeler David Little [1]? Little died 11 years ago, so a fair-use rationale should be available. As presently licensed, it is represented as the original work of the uploader, but it is also labeled as a "Pro Set football card," meaning that it is clearly subject to copyright. What's the proper FUR template to use, and how should we re-write the photo data to square the FUR? No one at Commons caught this when the photo was uploaded in 2012, and, of course, the uploader is long gone . . . . Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 18:08, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Well, obviously it has to go from Commons. I won't tag it for deletion right away. There's problems though with using this to illustrate him on the David Little (linebacker). Specifically, see WP:NFC#UUI #8 which addresses this very clearly. There's a source at [2]. If there were a way to use it, the proper licensing tag is {{Non-free card}}. But, again, I don't think we can use the image at all. --Hammersoft (talk) 18:22, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Another suspect photo[edit]

Hey, Hammer. Can you work your usual copyvio check on this recently uploaded photo: File:Dougpederson48.jpg? Based on the photo metadata, it appears to have been taken by the team photographer. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 00:36, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

  • I've not found the image online, and thus can't prove it's a copyvio via that route. However, someone else on Commons has tagged it as a copyright violation based on the metadata. --Hammersoft (talk) 14:21, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Yup. Commons has already deleted it. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 17:21, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Pinging syntax[edit]

Hey! Wanted to let you know that pinging requires a use of signature in the same post. That is, if you don't sign, no one mentioned will be pinged. So this edit didn't ping anyone. For example, I happened to refresh my Watchlist at the time. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 18:48, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Sorry about that ping[edit]

Hi Hammersoft. Sorry about that last ping at WT:NFC. I did it out of force of habit and it was not an attempt to draw you back into the fray. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:37, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Folsom, California[edit]

hey there,

Not sure why you removed my edit to the Folsom, CA page. I added Channon Rose as a notable person who lives there. She talks on her Youtube channel about where she lives all the time, so the information i added was fact. (talk) 13:52, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

  • @ For one, there's no assertion of notability anywhere for this person. There's no article about her here on Wikipedia, and no reason posted that asserts notability. For two, please read WP:BLP. We take it seriously here. Asserting that a living person is an ex-porn star without any attribution to reliable secondary sources will not be acceptable here. Sorry. --Hammersoft (talk) 15:07, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

And another . . . ?[edit]

Copyvio check: File:Player Photo 001.jpg. Given that the photo must be 50 years old, I seriously doubt that it is the uploader's own work. Even the file name smells like something that was downloaded from elsewhere. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 23:13, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

  • I concur that it is likely not the work of the uploader. However, the image is from sometime in the 1960s, and there are no copyright markings. I found the image is a derivative of a football card 1960s image of him. See example. So, the image isn't a copyright violation but certainly the license tagging needs to be corrected. --Hammersoft (talk) 13:42, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Hammer, if the image was lifted from a football card published in the 1960s, why isn't it a copyvio? Copyright markings are required? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 14:06, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Check out this very useful chart. In particular, the second link in the "Works Registered or First Published in the U.S." section: 1923-1977; Published without a copyright notice - In the public domain due to failure to comply with required formalities. Locally, our license tag for this is {{PD-US-no notice}}. Commons has the same tag, but given we do not know the author it is likely the image is not compatible with Commons' requirements for PD status of the image. It is PD here on though. --Hammersoft (talk) 14:58, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • I've nominated the image for deletion on Commons based on the above. You may wish to port the image back here before it's deleted there. --Hammersoft (talk) 15:22, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the link. I've saved that to my Wikipedia subdirectory for future reference. Per your suggestion, I will download the photo, and re-upload to Wikipedia (with the proper PD rationale) if Commons deletes. As always, thank you for sharing your expertise regarding copyvio images. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 15:39, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • One more thing...if/when you do re-upload the image here, please name it something more descriptive than "Player Photo 001.jpg" :) --Hammersoft (talk) 17:19, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • I think I can handle that. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 22:32, 1 February 2016 (UTC)